The Foundation works to promote awareness of the interconnected social, economic and political forces related to environmental degradation.  Our goal is to support local leaders, organizations and communities in advancing understanding of these issues.

A People’s Curriculum for the Earth, published by Rethinking Schools, with support from the Rights and Opportunities Foundation, is a collection of articles, role plays, simulations, stories, poems, and graphics to help breathe life into teaching about the environmental crisis. Readings on climate change, energy, water, food, and pollution—as well as on people who are working to make things better—help students see what’s wrong and imagine solutions.

Escenarios saludables [Scenarios for Healthy Environments] is an iEARN global learning network project. Spanish-speaking students analyze, compare and seek solutions to situations that threaten the health of their communities in search of a better quality of life. This project is based on goal 3 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. Participating classes in Argentina, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, the U.S., Paraguay, Puerto Rico, and Catalunya exchange ideas about how to take action to improve the environment in their communities.

Hegg_Benson_photo_2Barr Creek Property and Hegg Benson Trail, and other projects of the Skagit Land Trust, contribute to the conservation of critical wildlife habitat and open space in Western Washington for the benefit of the community and as a legacy for future generations.

Communities in Sensitive Environments looks at how environmental degradation affects some areas, and some people, more than others.  What can we do?  Click here to learn more about Rights and Opportunities Foundation exploration of this sensitive subject.

 

Leaders in Environmental Protection whom we have supported for many years: